Struggling National Alliance Takes Another Hit as Key Member Quits
In a growing campaign to embarrass and oust the chairman of the once influential National Alliance (NA), California member Jim Ring, widely seen as the real leader of the notorious neo-Nazi group, has resigned in order to “save the organization from going into complete obscurity.”
Ring quit last October but his self-described “drastic and surprising action” is only coming to light now with the posting by white supremacist bloggers and websites in recent days of his long and well-written combination resignation letter, call to arms and job application.
Ring, of Sacramento, puts himself up as “the necessary replacement” of the much-maligned chairman, Erich Gliebe, the successor to the group’s founder, William Pierce, who died in 2002.
“Instead of having a measure of respect for us,” Ring writes, “our enemies, and consequently potential prospects, see us or more specifically the chairman, as a “laughing stock.’”
Ring writes that he made the “sacrifice” of quitting only after “extensive talks with the chairman over the miserable state of the organization under his long tenure of this past demoralizing decade.” He said he hoped his resignation from the Alliance - to which he devoted 22 of his more than 40 years in organized hate - would “wake the chairman from his continuous slumber and inattention.”